“It’s just not a Caesar without croutons”
Dave and I eat spinach salads 2 nights out of every 3. Even though we make a different kind of spinach salad each time (pears and feta, tomatoes and cucumbers, mandarin oranges and cranberries), we are sick of spinach. When we go out to a restaurant to eat, we always order Caesar. So we decided to make a Caesar salad Saturday night. Romaine lettuce. Check. Parmesan cheese. Check. Caesar dressing. Check. Croutons. Oh oh. Dave whimpers, “It’s just not a Caesar without croutons.” So Dave, the Google whore that he is, instructs me on how to make croutons. Stale bread, cut into cubes (we used un-stale “5 Grain” bread from Whole Foods) Spread bread cubes on a cookie sheet and spray generously with Pam Sprinkle and toss with garlic powder, basil, oregano, onion powder, and fresh ground pepper Cook in 300 degree oven for 10-15 minutes (depending on how dry/old the bread is). Stirring a couple times. Take the croutons out when they are light and crispy.Wala. Perfect croutons. Perfect Caesar.
Now I’ve really done it. I’ve just set a very scary precedent. I made Peach Cobbler tonight. We didn’t have any cool whip topping. Dave asked, “Can you make some?”